6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Gangsters wiped out
  2. Five of six ski-mask gunmen identified
  3. Nurse shortage crippling Clarendon health sector
  4. Short-term housing for Clifton boys after fire destroys home
  5. SRHA meets with mother of 3-y-o who died while being treated at hospital
  6. Former Moravian Church president resigns from Teachers’ Services Commission

1. Gangsters wiped out

Six alleged gangsters, three of whom are St James’ most wanted men, were killed in a blazing gun battle with a police-military patrol in the quiet Goodwill community, which is located on the St James-Trelawny border, shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Five of six ski-mask gunmen identified

The police have now released the identities of five of the six alleged gunmen killed in Goodwill, at the border of St James and Trelawny. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Nurse shortage crippling Clarendon health sector

Medical Officer of Health for Clarendon, Dr Kimberly Scarlett Campbell, says the Clarendon Health Department is severely impacted by a shortage of nurses affecting the health sector generally. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Short-term housing for Clifton boys after home destroyed by fire

Twenty-eight wards of the state at the Clifton Boys Home in Darliston, Westmoreland, are now in temporary housing following a fire at the facility yesterday afternoon. The Child Development Agency (CDA) says the fire started sometime after 4 o’clock and destroyed the main building. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. SRHA meet with mother of 3-y-o who died while being treated at hospital

Officials of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) are to meet tomorrow with the mother of a three-year-old child who died while undergoing treatment at the May Pen hospital on January 6. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Former Moravian Church president resigns from Teachers’ Services Commission

The Ministry of Education last night confirmed the resignation of Dr Paul Gardner as chairman of the Teacher Services Commission (TSC). Gardner, who has been embroiled in the sex scandal currently rocking the Moravian church in Jamaica, submitted his resignation yesterday with immediate effect by way of a letter to Education Minister Ruel Reid. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.